Women’s Month 2017
August 9, in South Africa, is Women’s Day. A day to commemorate and remember the strength and courage of the 20,000 odd women who took part in the march in 1956 to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The march, a protest against by laws requiring individuals registered as black by the government to have a travel pass in order to roam the land within the borders of South Africa. The protest was lead by strong women like Lilian Ngoyi, Sophia Williams, Rahima Moosa and Helen Joseph to mention a few. These women wanted South Africa to change.
“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama
They were brave.
Their bravery paid off.
August 9, 1994, was the first year National Women’s Day was officially celebrated here in South Africa.
“Your gift will speak for you no matter what, keep pushing AND BE UNSTOPPABLE.” – Linda Sibiya
As August in South Africa is considered Women’s Month, I will be featuring four strong women who have crossed my path and to me are a mere sample of the strong women that surround and walk among us in society.
They have faced their own challenges but have not allowed these challenges to define who they are.
Individually each with a dream.
Each with a desire to improve life not only for themselves but also for their family.
The women I’ve chosen to feature have different backgrounds and different stories to share that may resonate with you… I admire them for their courage to take the bull by the horns and explore the unknown.
Embrace change, and roll with it.
Encourage you to follow your dreams, and not wait for someone to make your dream a reality.
Empower you to chase your goals.
Enlighten you to the endless possibilities beyond your current world.
Each week I will be featuring one of these amazing, strong and courageous women right here.
Thank you for allowing me to share your stories.